Established in 2006, the American Sign Language Honor Society (ASLHS) has made significant contributions to the field of ASL education. Our primary objective is to foster and acknowledge exceptional academic achievement in ASL studies among high school and college/university students. Similar to honor societies for other languages, ASLHS aims to enhance the learning experience for ASL learners. As an ASL Honor Society member, you can enjoy a range of benefits, including:
Recognition of academic excellence through the awarding of Honor Cords and Medals.
Opportunities for engaging in service learning projects that benefit the ASL community.
Participation in the prestigious Annual Deaf Art and ASL Literature Competitions, featuring cash prizes.
Access to exclusive national scholarships for students majoring or minoring in ASL, Deaf Studies, Deaf Education, and Interpreter Education. Additionally, college scholarships are available for Deaf students pursuing general degrees.
Financial support for ASL education through grants for teachers to procure equipment or materials for classroom use.
It is important to note that the ASL Honor Society operates as a program under the umbrella of the American Sign Language Teacher's Association (ASLTA), and serves as one of the valuable benefits of ASLTA membership
To encourage and recognize high academic acievement in American Sign Language studies for middle schools, high schools, Deaf schools, and college/university students. Deaf and hearing students participants will serve as steadfast advocates of the Deaf community, encourage Deaf and hearing people to come together in unity throughout the world, and demonstrate commitment in scholarship, community service, and personal excellence.